KBS 2TV’s ‘Love Rain’ off to a gloomy start
Not even the fame of the “Prince of Asia,” Jang Keun-suk, could help lift the new KBS 2TV drama “Love Rain” when it first aired on Monday.
The new program featuring a stellar cast of Jang, Girls’ Generation beauty queen Yoona and actress Lee Mi-sook peaked with viewer ratings of just 5.8 percent, according to statistics released by AGB Nielsen yesterday.
The new drama is a love story that jumps between the 1970s and the present and has the major characters playing two roles each.
In the first episode, viewers of “Love Rain” were introduced to the 1970s university students played by Jang and Yoona.
Meanwhile, competing shows “Light and Shadow” on MBC and “Fashion King” on SBS accrued 20.6 percent and 9.2 percent viewer ratings, respectively.
In comparison to “Love Rain,” this year’s hit MBC drama “The Moon Embracing the Sun” received 18 percent ratings for its first episode in January.